AlphaPlus Blended Learning in Adult Education

The AlphaPlus definition of blended learning is

Blended learning is an approach where educators leverage technology and digital access for learners to create, communicate, collaborate and apply critical thinking skills to construct knowledge in a connected world. (AlphaPlus, 2019)

Read the paper the paper to see how we came to that definition and what it means for the work we do with literacy practitioners.

The position paper online

You can download the paper or see the ASL version at the AlphaPlus website.

AlphaPlus Position Paper on Blended Learning in Adult Education

What else you will find on this site

The tabs above will take you to resources to learn more about blended learning:

and graphics you can share with staff, learners, volunteers and community partners

  • Definition – the definition from the position paper

  • My Life as a Blended Learner – how we Create, Communicate, Collaborate and Think Critically as lifelong learners

  • Benefits – the four benefits of blended learning: Blended learning is supports self-confidence and self-reliance; encourages social connection and collaboration; provides flexibilities; and is helps manage systemic inequalities.

  • Principles – the three principles of blended learning: Blended learning is learner centred; relevant and useful; and is enhanced by a strong teaching presence

  • Blended Learning Infographic and the 4Cs – an infographic about the 4Cs: Be Creative, Communicate, Collaborate, and Critically Analyze